Attended Feilding Agricultural College.
Following his studies he worked on a farm.
He also played rugby for Bush.
When war broke out he was working on his father's farm near Feilding and he immediately joined the 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
After serving in Greece, Crete and the early battles of the Western Desert, Elliott reached the rank of sergeant.
At various times during the desert campaigns he was wounded, captured, freed and continued to fight.
He won his VC at Ruweisat Ridge, in the North African Western Desert on 15 July 1942, when a platoon sergeant with 22 Battalion, 2 NZ Division.
After the war he was ordained a minister in the Anglican Church and worked for many years in the Maori Mission before moving to Wellington as the Assistant City Missioner, and later as Welfare Officer for the Fire Service.
His medals are held by the National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand. Keith Elliot's Medal Group [http://www.army.mil.nz/at-a-glance/events/archived-events/op-valour/image-gallery/medal-images/6.htm
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